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School Recycling & Waste Reduction Program

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The School Recycling and Waste Reduction Program assists schools with developing and maintaining recycling programs and waste reduction strategies. This free service provides: 

Most Current Issue

Trash Talk

 Teacher's Guide


   Previous issues: 

        Santa Cruz Recycles Contest Star

Watch “Santa Cruz Recycles” Video
See what happens to your recyclables - from house, to cart, to truck, to sorting, to baling and then resale to make new products.



To schedule a tour or presentation, to borrow teacher resources, or to learn more about the City of Santa Cruz School Recycling and Waste Reduction Program contact:

Waste Reduction Program 
(831) 420-5593

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